DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by ARTHUR MILLER
Directed by Abigail Graham
A Royal & Derngate, Northampton production
In association with Cambridge Arts Theatre
Willy Loman is not as young as he once was, and boy is he feeling it. After half a lifetime on the road, this once successful travelling salesman is unable to keep up in a changing workplace; he’s on the brink of unemployment, and he and his wife have got bills to pay. When his drop out son Biff moves home again, Willy decides to give success one last shot. Can he prove to everyone he’s got what it takes?
Widely considered to be one of the greatest plays of the twentieth century, Death Of A Salesman is about the cost of not being able to let go of the American Dream. Directed by Abigail Graham, this major touring revival of Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece sees Olivier nominee Nicholas Woodeson (The Audience, The Homecoming, Rocket To The Moon) play the iconic central role of Willy Loman.
Click here to read a blog post by Assistant Director Fay Lomas.
Click here to see a full list of tour dates.
|Duration:||Approx 2 hours 50 mins|
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★★★★ "POIGNANT AND PROFOUND"
★★★★ “BLISTERING ACCOUNT OF A TRULY GREAT PLAY”
★★★★ “WOODESON, WITH GARRULOUS BONHOMIE AND A MARBLE SMILE, DELIVERS A STAR TURN PIGOTT-SMITH WOULD SURELY HAVE BEEN PROUD OF HIMSELF”
The Daily Mail
★★★★ “A LONG, THOUGHTFUL AND RESONANT DEATH OF A SALESMAN – ONE THAT OFFERS NO RESOLUTION, BUT LETS US SEE EVERY LAYER OF THIS GREAT DRAMA IN A PENETRATING NEW LIGHT”
★★★★ “FLAWLESS AND INCENDIARY… WOODESON’S TOWERING TURN AS ARTHUR MILLER’S MOST TRAGIC FIGURE”
Anne Cox, Stage Reviews
“WITH WOODESON CAPTURING A FASCINATING FUSION OF HAPLESSNESS AND EDGINESS ... A JOY TO OBSERVE”
The Reviews Hub
“DEATH OF A SALESMAN IS AS COMPELLING AS IT IS STIMULATING. WOODESON DELIVERS AN ENGAGING PERFORMANCE AS WILLY”
“What a treat... deserves packed houses every night”
"A POWERFUL PERFORMANCE"
"AN EXTREMELY GOOD PORTRAYAL OF ARTHUR MILLER’S TRAGIC CHARACTER"
“WILLY IS EMINENTLY WATCHABLE – A FIERCE, PACING, STOCKY FIGURE, A LIFETIME ON THE ROAD ETCHED INTO HIS GREY TEMPLES“
Mail On Sunday
Composer and Sound Designer